The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 63 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing VB 2 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.23% 0.99% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 1.95% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £378 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% +20.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.04% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -23.00%
VB
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
306 359 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 35.83% 50.71% 61.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 216 273
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £12.18
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 - £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £35.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) HTTP
3 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (50.00%) VB6
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) COM+
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) DCOM
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) STL
5 4 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Data Guard
6 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Streams
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) OLE DB
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 3 (25.00%) DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) COM+
5 4 (33.33%) DCOM
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) STL
5 4 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Streams
6 3 (25.00%) OLE DB
6 3 (25.00%) ATL
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) WPF
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (8.33%) jQuery
8 1 (8.33%) WCF
8 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
8 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) VB6
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) C++
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) VBScript
6 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RACF
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (8.33%) Infragistics